Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

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Prairie Grove Battlefield Park
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Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park is located in Arkansas
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park is located in the US
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Location Prairie Grove, Arkansas
Coordinates 35°59′4″N 94°18′07″W / 35.98444°N 94.30194°W / 35.98444; -94.30194Coordinates: 35°59′4″N 94°18′07″W / 35.98444°N 94.30194°W / 35.98444; -94.30194
Area 707.8 acres (286.4 ha)
Built 1862
NRHP Reference # 70000133[1] (original)
92001523[1] (increase 1)
05001167[1] (increase 2)
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 4, 1970
Boundary increases November 09, 1992
October 27, 2005

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park is an Arkansas state park located next to Prairie Grove. It commemorates the Battle of Prairie Grove, fought December 7, 1862, in the American Civil War. The battle secured northwestern Arkansas for the Union.

The portion of the park within a 64-acre (26 ha) triangle formed by North Rd. on the NW and U.S. 62 on the S was first listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. The area of this district was increased in 1992 to 65.8 acres (26.6 ha) and then again in 2005 to 707.8 acres (286.4 ha).[1] Prominent features of the park include its battle monument, a chimney carefully relocated here from the site of a skirmish, and the Hindman Museum, bequested by Biscoe Hindman, the grandson of General Thomas C. Hindman who commanded the Confederate forces in the battle.[2]

Hindman Hall Museum

The Prairie Grove Airlight Outdoor Telephone Booth, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is opposite the entrance to the park on U.S. 62.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park (original nomination)" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  3. ^ Bowden, Bill (November 20, 2015). "Arkansas phone booth is first of its kind to make National Register of Historic Places". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. WEHCO Media. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 

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